Sept. 22, 1950 - Nov. 30, 2013
Raphael "Ralph" Rivera Jacla, 63, passed away on Nov. 30, surrounded by his family at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, CA. He was born on Sept. 22, 1950 the son of Estanislao and Narcissa Jacla.
He was born and raised in Vallejo, then moved to Paso Robles, where he graduated Paso Robles High in 1968. He served in the Air Force for 10 years and was also a Vietnam Veteran, afterwards he worked and retired at Mare Island Shipyard "Shop 51". Then started driving big rigs for Silverado Trucking and Mikey's Transport. He enjoyed life, his grandkids, family, and friends.
Ralph is survived by his daughter, Christine Flores and son in law Dennis Flores; his pride and joy grandchildren, Jonavan, Jovani, and Jenavie; sister and brother in law, Casimera and Mark Tamaki, sister and brother in law, Stella and Tom Schilling. Also his two nieces, Jennifer Manke and Yoneko Tamaki.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at Sacramento National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd., Dixon, Chaplain Jim Halfgood will be officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker 707-425-4697. You may sign the guestbook at www.bryanbraker.com.